Three stars is actually a bit cruel for this book, and four is too generous. Three and a half is probably closer to the mark. Hearts at Stake is a tee..Show More »n vampire novel about the Drakes, an old vampire family, who, unlike many of their kind, abstain from drinking human blood. This book is well written, and the character of Lucy comes across particularly strongly. The book has enough action and romance to keep readers happy, but therein lies its problem in my opinion. No one can accuse this book of being slow. In fact, it's so fast-moving that it's often difficult to keep track of events. There's all the action without any explanation and I had the perpetual feeling I was missing something. I think this also took away the power from the romantic interests. Worth a read but not up there with some of the teen vampire classics in my opinion.
A fab book, cant wait for the next one. Best to read the series as whilst it could be read on its own, its context can be understood better when yoou..Show More » are familiar with the characters, If you liked twlights and those types of books these are fab, not just for teens but us adults who like this type of book also.